Sri Lanka opt to field; Samson, Chahal in playing XI

Sri Lanka opt to field; Samson, Chahal in playing XI

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was included in the Indian playing XI for the third T20 International against Sri Lanka here on Friday. Credit: AFP

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, middle-order batsman Manish Pandey and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were included in the Indian playing XI for the third T20 International against Sri Lanka here on Friday.

The players rested are burly keeper Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Shivam Dube and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.

For Sri Lanka, veteran Angelo Mathews got his first game of the series.

India: 1 KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (wk), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga (capt), Lahiru Kumara

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